Tecumseh Public Schools unveiled the newly-restored Compass Learning Center Chief Tecumseh statue at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27.
Tecumseh High School freshman and Eagle Scout candidate, Shawn Peacock partnered with Brad Cole of Cole & Co., LLC to restore the statue which fell in July after experiencing the effects of time and weather. The statue, first dedicated in 2012 has undergone restoration and was returned to the main entrance of Compass Learning Center.
When considering which project he should complete in pursuit of his Boy Scout Eagle badge, Shawn said wanted to choose something that would be meaningful to the community.
"The Chief Tecumseh statue is symbolic of our schools and the history of this area," he said. "It holds special significance in our community and I want it to last."
Shawn was in the application stage of his Eagle Scout requirements when he learned the statue fell, and was worried that he wouldn't be able to complete the project.
"It was actually a blessing in disguise," said Amy Peacock, Shawn's mother. "In being able to move the statue inside to complete the work, Shawn could be out of the weather and take the time to do a thorough job, ensuring that it will last much longer."
Brad Cole, owner of Cole & Co., LLC volunteered to assist Shawn when he heard the statue would need a new base.
"I think if you have a way you can help the community, you should," Cole said. "I had a stump available that was a perfect fit for the statue, and am happy to help Shawn with his project."
In addition to his work to repair the statue, Shawn and his team also improved the landscaping near the main entrance of the building.